Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was led by trans women of color and Black lesbians. Pride Month is not only a celebration, but a time to reflect on how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go regarding liberation for the LGBTQ+ community and for all. 
Similar to the previously published section of scholarly writing and resources on race and society, we asked members of the ACLS community to share resources on LGBTQ+ liberation consisting of existing research, published works, podcasts, and any other mediums that can help in education for reflection and action.
If you have a favorite resource – yours or another’s – on LGBTQ+ topics, history, or reading guides, etc., please share your contributions, or any questions or comments, with us at [email protected]


I wonder whether coming out (with its imposing baggage of western histories, logics, and ideals) can be a silent act that needs no words, concepts, or epistemologies. “Fragments of Shame and Pride”

Written by Raed Rafei F’22, PhD Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz

Framing transgender responses to sex markers on licenses and state identification this way helps align transgender activism, and transgender studies, with a more intersectional and historically grounded critique of state racism. “Licensing Citizenship: Anti-Blackness, Identification Documents, and Transgender Studies”

Cassius Adair F’21, Assistant Professor of Media Studies, The New School




In order to address significant barriers to the accessibility of trans history, the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) virtually merges disparate archival collections, digital materials, and independent projects with a single search engine. With rich primary source materials and powerful search tools, the DTA offers a generative point of entry into the expansive world of trans history.

Digital Transgender Archive
K. J. Rawson, 2017 ACLS Digital Extension Grantee and 2015 Digital Innovation Fellow